No Overdue Fees!

Credit: Calvin and Hobbs

Last October the Cambridge Public Library joined a trend among libraries nation-wide. They abolished overdue fees on materials past due.

I always knew the point of charging ten cents per day per overdue book (a dollar for a CD!) was not to generate real income for the library. It thought it was a mild incentive to be a good library user; to return items borrowed on time. Therefore, I couldn’t understand the point of eliminating them.



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